British Pest Control Association


Heating Systems a Magnet for Tropical Ants

23.11.2021, 13:51 Heating Systems a Magnet for Tropical Ants The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is cautioning managers of large, centrally heated buildings against significant risks presented by a small species of tropical ant. Pharoah ants are tiny but can create huge colonies that will split if threatened and can potentially spiral out of control.…


Ensuring Rodent-free Reopenings

14.04.2021, 21:53 Ensuring Rodent-free Reopenings The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is urging companies to ensure they are compliant with legislation and their premises are safe, clean and pest-free with the lifting of lockdown restrictions. A free online guide published under the title, Becoming Pest Ready, is now available at Head of Technical, Dee Ward-Thompson,…

Foodservice & Catering

Keeping Birds Under Control

01.04.2021, 15:10 Keeping Birds Under Control A new guide from the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) includes strategies for preventing corrosion and nuisance caused by birds occupying buildings, and public health advice. BPCA’s guide to birds also highlights the risk of secondary insect infections, as well as the issue of unprovoked attacks from gulls during…


Professional Pest Controller (PPC) Live

13.02.2020, 16:00 Professional Pest Controller (PPC) Live The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is inviting facilities management professionals to attend this year’s Professional Pest Controller (PPC) Live event at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate on 11 March. The exhibition and conference will include opportunities for facilities managers to gain a broader picture of the…


Milder Winters Driving a Rise in Rats

12.02.2020, 19:53 Milder Winters Driving a Rise in Rats The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has issued guidance for facilities managers on tackling an increase in rat populations as warmer winters counterbalances the ‘natural cull’ effect of cold weather. Rats represent a significant public health risk as they urinate wherever they go. They can spread…


Worried About Wasps

02.08.2019, 01:13 Worried About Wasps The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has published a guide to assist facilities managers in combating threats to people and assets from wasps. With soaring summer temperatures and more people embracing the outdoors, the BPCA forecasts a rise in wasp activity. Technical Officer, Natalie Bungay, says: “Commercial and public sector…

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